April 14, 2010
- A d v e r t i s e m e n t
A rally that was planned to protest a ban on gun sales within city limits is turning into a quick protest march, and its organizer is backing out of promoting it.
The Youngstown State University branch of the Young Americans for Liberty had planned a rally at the city building on Tenney Avenue on Saturday afternoon.
But Varg Freeborn, the YSU chapterâ€™s president, said Tuesday that the city police chief has ordered the group to pay $2,000 for four to six police officers to work at the rally.
Freeborn said the group is withdrawing its request for a permit to have the rally because it doesnâ€™t have the money.
Freeborn told The Vindicator that it appears the group is being made to pay for exercising its right to free speech.